Q&A with Olivia Chadha, author of Balance of Fragile Things

 A Q&A with Olivia Chadha, author of Balance of Fragile Things   Q: How did you come up with the idea for Balance of Fragile Things, and why did you want to tell this story? A: The book is a culmination of cultural narratives that consider the powerful connection I’d always felt to the land through …

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Q&A with Mindy Mejia, author of The Dragon Keeper

A  Q&A with Mindy Mejia, author of The Dragon Keeper Q: How did you come up with the idea for The Dragon Keeper, and how long did it take you to write it? Did you have a special routine or place in which you wrote?  A: I was on a business trip in London in …

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BookBrowse gives two thumbs up to The Names of Things

The Names of Things just received a great review from BookBrowse. Here’s an excerpt: The Names of Things is a beautifully written book permeated with a sense of sadness and regret, set against the backdrop of the desolate Kenyan landscape. There are two main reasons why I find myself recommending this novel. First, the author’s ability …

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Ashland Creek Press books now available on the Kobo

Most Americans are probably unaware of Kobo. But Canadians are well aware of this device, which is the leading eReader in the country. And Kobo is expanding into Japan and other parts of Asia. So we’re happy to now feature many of our books on the Kobo. We’re just getting started. Here are the books currently …

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On writing and empathy

Having just returned from the Port Townsend Writers’ Conference, I’m newly inspired not only in terms of my own writing but by the magnificence of the natural world and the ways in which we can appreciate and nurture it. Spending the week on the water, with deer roaming past our cabins every day, I found …

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